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Brandon Weeden's minicamp could determine Browns drafting QB

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11:06 AM ET 04.14 | For all the reports of the Browns checking out college quarterbacks Geno Smith and Matt Barkley, it's doubtful they will draft a quarterback in the first round. Only one thing could change that -- if the Browns see a warning sign with Brandon Weeden at this week's minicamp. It's the first time the coaches can do any real on-field work with the quarterback. But it's hard to imagine there being problems so soon. Keep in mind this Browns front office believes a mistake made by the previous regime was allowing younger players to feel too secure in their jobs. Not only Weeden, but several other rookies were given starting spots the past few years without earning them.

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April 14, 2013  11:44 AM ET

OK, now name those players who should have started for the Browns instead of the young guys. Anybody, anybody? Losing teams tend to replace the last set of guys they just lost with.

April 14, 2013  11:46 AM ET
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who cares.....really

Brandon Weedon cares. He is not getting any younger ya know. 30 is a big year to a NFL player.

April 14, 2013  11:46 AM ET

but, but,... Weeden is not a younger player....

April 14, 2013  12:07 PM ET
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but, but,... Weeden is not a younger player....

It is funny when you think about it. What were they supposed to do? Have Colt mentor him for a few years, teach him the tricks of the trade then ease him in there? The only reason to wait on Weeden for a few years is to get a AARP discount on his hotel room at away games.

April 14, 2013  12:16 PM ET
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Have Colt mentor him for a few years, teach him the tricks of the trade

Now, that's funny, right there.

April 14, 2013  12:23 PM ET

Paranoia in Cleveland!!!

April 14, 2013  12:34 PM ET

After trading McCoy I'd say that drafting a QB is going to be #2 or #3 on Clevelands list. We know one thing about Weeden, that is his age, so he is not the future Franchise QB of the team. This is not a draft year to think about franchise QB's. They need an offensive Line and a defense.

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April 14, 2013  01:06 PM ET
QUOTE(#4):

but, but,... Weeden is not a younger player....

But just a second year player. He better have a major showing in the minicamp.

April 14, 2013  02:38 PM ET
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no one cares about a never has been......dewd

Well, I care, and so should you. It is just the kind of person I am. Caring. Like when that fat guy comes on my TV walking over all those hungry kids in South America, well, I tear up inside. I care to tell that guy he should stay there and eat what they don't eat for a while and his life will improve. Call me Mr. Softy.

April 14, 2013  05:22 PM ET
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Well, I care, and so should you. It is just the kind of person I am. Caring. Like when that fat guy comes on my TV walking over all those hungry kids in South America, well, I tear up inside. I care to tell that guy he should stay there and eat what they don't eat for a while and his life will improve. Call me Mr. Softy.

LOL say what ?

April 14, 2013  05:41 PM ET

So are the browns ever going to put a dime into QB development ? if not fire the QD coach

April 14, 2013  07:13 PM ET
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The only reason to wait on Weeden for a few years is to get a AARP discount on his hotel room at away games.

Ah yes, the Blanda Gambit. Well played, Cleveland. Well played.

April 15, 2013  07:46 AM ET
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who cares.....really

Is this what Mets fans have resorted to, trolling Browns threads??? You do know that Baseball season has started right? Wait, what am I saying, you're a Mets fan! carry on.

April 15, 2013  07:50 AM ET
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After trading McCoy I'd say that drafting a QB is going to be #2 or #3 on Clevelands list. We know one thing about Weeden, that is his age, so he is not the future Franchise QB of the team. This is not a draft year to think about franchise QB's. They need an offensive Line and a defense.

He's 30, but that doesn't mean he can't give the Browns 5 more years. And what really cracks me up is that when position players have an up and down rookie year people say "he shows potential" but with QB's they want to cast them off right away.

The QB play that we saw around the league in 2012 was the exception and not the rule. Weeden was in a system that did not fit his style of play and the coaches didn't have the ability to team him that style in the short time they had. Hell, even if Shurmur and Chilly had time I don't believe their system would have ever worked for them!

 
April 16, 2013  01:11 PM ET
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It is funny when you think about it. What were they supposed to do? Have Colt mentor him for a few years, teach him the tricks of the trade then ease him in there? The only reason to wait on Weeden for a few years is to get a AARP discount on his hotel room at away games.

Ok that's some pretty good stuff right there.

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